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for Chocolate Christmas Smash Cake

This recipe brings the dessert to a whole new level! It's a fun family centerpiece that kids will just love! Smash it open to reveal hidden treats - it will be the biggest hit of your festive entertaining!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate smash cake, christmas smash cake, smash cake recipe
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 753kcal
Author Erren

Ingredients

For the topper:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • Holly for decoration
  • chocolate candy of choice

For the cake:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • cup cocoa powder
  • sticks salted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt optional
  • cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

For the frosting:

  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • Chocolate shavings for decoration
  • Christmas sprinkles for decoration

Instructions

For the topper:

  • Please see the post for full instructions on creating the topper.

For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 8 inch cake pans
  • Place all of the ingredients into a food processor (or mixer). 
  • Blitz until combined into a thick batter (be careful not to over mix or the cake will turn out tough) 
  • Divide evenly between the prepared pans and bake 25-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

For the frosting:

  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a small pan on over a low heat stirring gently until melted.  Once completely melted, remove from the heat and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat the chocolate mixture with the softened cream cheese. 
    Add the cocoa, vanilla extract and 1 cup of the powdered sugar adding another cup of the sugar until smooth and desired consistency.
  • Place one of the cooled cakes on a cake plate and spread the top with 1/2 cup of the frosting.
  • Place the second layer onto the first layer and cover with the remaining frosting and smooth.
  • run a fork down the sides to create the ridges (wiping the fork clean after every pass).
  • Cover the top of the cake and bottom edge with chocolate shavings and some Christmas sprinkles. 
  • Once you’re ready to place the topping, fill it with the chocolate of your choice (nothing too heavy – I used malted milk balls) and carefully place on top of the cake.
  • Smash and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 753kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3.2mg